Driving Manufacturing Growth and Job Creation in Central Pennsylvania
The Williamsport Inventor’s Club will be hosting Upper Desk Inventor Rod Phillips and his daughter Stephanie Phillips-Taggert. They will present “An Inventor’s Look Back”. Together, they will share their journey from prototype to retail distribution. Phillips’ invention won the Gold Award for Innovation at the 2015 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas as well as the 2014 Innovation Finalist Award at the International Housewares Show in Chicago. Not only were their products placed in regional Walmart stores, but Upper Desk’s signature product was sold nationally in over 200 Sam’s Club locations.
Long-time members of the Williamsport Inventor’s Club, the father-daughter team will share the challenges and best practices of entrepreneurship.
The Williamsport Inventor’s Club is designed to educate, foster collaboration and networking and give attendees the tools, resources and knowledge they need to move their inventions forward.
The Innovative Manufacturers’ Center (IMC) is host to the Williamsport/Lycoming Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ), which has provided program support to the Williamsport Inventor’s Club since its founding in 2007. Meetings take place on the 4th Wednesday of most months and are open to the public.
Attendance is free and open to the public; however, your RSVP is required.
New attendees are asked to arrive by 5:15 p.m. to sign a confidentiality agreement prior to the start of the meeting to protect the inventors and information exchanged.